- Thursday breaks record as world’s warmest day
- June declared warmest month ever
- El Nino and global warming contribute to temperature records
According to data from the US National Centres for Environmental Prediction, Thursday was the world’s warmest day on record, surpassing previous highs set on Monday and Tuesday as global average temperatures continue to rise.
Thursday’s average global temperature reached 17.23 degrees Celsius, according to the government agency.
The Copernicus Climate Change Service of the European Union announced on Thursday that June was the warmest month ever. Shattering the previous June record by a significant margin.
“Such records are the predictable result of a short-term El Nio temperature boost on top of a long-term global warming trend due to human greenhouse gas emissions,” said Robert Rohde, principal scientist for the non-profit climate science organization Berkeley Earth on Twitter.
El Nino provided mild sea surface temperatures to the eastern and central Pacific Ocean this year.